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Professor in Digital Resilience

University of Surrey - Computer Science

Location: Guildford
Salary: Competitive Salary
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 16th January 2023
Closes: 26th February 2023
Job Ref: 054122-R

Established in 1966, the University of Surrey provides life-changing education for its students and impactful research that delivers solutions to global problems. This year, the Times Higher Education rated Surrey as being 55th in the world for impact; the National Student Survey put the University in the top 10 in the UK; in the area of Computer Science, we ranked 7th in the national Research Excellence Framework 2021 for the quality of outputs submitted; and Surrey is number one in the UK for graduate employability by the Sunday Times Good University Guide 2022.

The Department of Computer Science is looking to establish a new research group in Digital Resilience to support the UK national research agenda in how we respond to, or recover readily from, a shock or disruptive process to our digital infrastructure. This group will build on the success of the Surrey Centre for Cyber Security, one of only seven universities recognised by GCHQ’s National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) as an Academic Centre of Excellence in both Cyber Security Research and Education. 

Role Responsibilities 

  • This involves establishing the group, developing the team, and supporting the University to develop this innovative multi-disciplinary agenda to include research in; technologies and architectures for digital resilience, cyber resilience, learning for disruption resistance and recovery, risk modelling and analysis, online crime and fraud, misinformation and disinformation, forensics, and other related fields.
  • You will be able to build on the already strong partnerships we have with Strathclyde and NPL, and harness the successful links to industry, charities and government departments through collaboration, innovation and impact. 

Essential Skills Required

  • Outstanding qualities and achievements in scholarship and research at a national and international level which have made a significant contribution to the advancement of their subject.
  • Significant academic publication record; evidence of contributions to conferences, professional meetings and societies at an international level and evidence of achievements in other external activities at an international level.  
  • Evidence of securing a significant amount of sustained research funding.
  • Proven management and leadership qualities at a senior level.
  • Evidence of high-quality teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate level.

Benefits 

We offer a generous pension, relocation assistance, flexible working options including job share and blended home/campus working (dependent on work duties).

The University of Surrey is committed to providing an inclusive environment that offers equal opportunities for all. We particularly encourage applications from under-represented groups, such as people from Black, Asian and minority ethnic groups and people with disabilities.

How to apply

With your application, please attach a full CV with a ‘supporting statement’ evidencing how you meet the essential criteria (maximum 2 sides of A4). We encourage applications from UK as well as non-UK nationals.

For further information about this unique and exciting opportunity, please email our recruitment partner Simon Critchley simon.critchley@dixonwalter.co.uk or reach out to our Head of Department Prof. Steve Schneider (s.schneider@surrey.ac.uk) to find out more.

Closing date for applications 23:59 Sunday 26th February 2023 

First Interviews (for shortlisted candidates) via MS TEAMS (Video) Monday 13th March 2023

Final Interview on site in Guildford Thursday 23rd March 2023

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